The New School & Burnside Brewing Celebrate Anniversaries on New Years Eve

New Years Eve is an occasion for celebration for many reasons this year. Obviously it is the evening we ring in the new year, but it also serves as the anniversary of The New School, which will be celebrating its second birthday alongside Burnside Brewing, which will be having its 1 Year Anniversary.

To make matters even more interesting, the combined party on New Years Eve at Burnside Brewing will benefit the Pink Boots Society and feature special beers by guest breweries, with a portion of sales going to the non-profit PBS organization. There will even be a brand new one-off beer brewed by PBS members at Coalition Brewing. Each hour from 8pm on we will also be raffling off swag from the participating breweries, including rare bottled beers.

Starting at 8pm Burnside Brewing will be pouring 6 out of the 8 special beers donated to The New School’s 2 Year Anniversary. The beers will be specially priced at $4 for a pint or glass, with $2 of each beer sold going to PBS. The Pink Boots Society and Coalition Brewing’s collaboration beer (which yielded only a single 1/2 barrel) will be on tap from 8pm until the keg kicks, with other specialty beers rotated in as kegs blow. Almost all of the donated beers are in very short supply and should turn over quickly. At midnight Burnside Brewing has graciously offered to tap the last (and only half full) keg of its Gooseberry Berliner-Weisse that was barrel-aged and brewed specifically for a small release at the Portland Fruit Beer Festival early this year. The last remaining gallons of this beer will be poured free as a midnight toast for those who stick around.

In addition to the special beers, The New School has put together raffle prizes including free beer swag like hats, t-shirts, andbeer books likeThe Craft of Stone Brewing and Brewed Awakenings. The main raffle attraction for most will be thespecial bottled beers, like select barrel-aged brews from Breakside Brewery and Sierra Nevada’s Ovila series, as well asthe first ever hand numbered special bottling by Burnside Brewing. Before its release later this year, Burnside Brewing offers up the hand numbered #1 bottle of Neptune’s Wrath, an ultra-rare beer packaged in magnum bottles and limited to only 100.

Draft Beer List

1. Alameda Brewing: 2010 Siberian Bear Russian Imperial Stout
Brewmaster Carston Haney has graciously donated a year-old keg of his kick ass Imperial Stout from his cellar.

2. Breakside Brewery: Mystery Beer TBA

3. Burnside Brewing: Gooseberry Berliner-Weisse – Special Midnight Toast ONLY
A special barrel-aged version of Burnside Brewing’s tart, refreshing seasonal Berliner-Weisse. This one has been aged on very rare and expensive gooseberries. Only half a keg is left in existence, and Burnside will be pouring it as a free midnight toast.

4. Coalition/Pink Boots Society: Raspberry Chocolate Porter
Brewed at Coalition Brewing in Southeast Portland in collaboration with the Pink Boots Society, this beer uses allOregon Select malt donated by Great Western Malting and hops donated byCountry Malt Group,with an addition of Oregon raspberry puree and cocoa nibs from Theo Chocolate in Seattle.

5. Full Sail: 2010 Old Boardhead Barleywine

6. Laurelwood: Cardinal Sin Quad

7. Oakshire: Very ill-Tempered Gnome

8. Portland U-Brew: Oak-Aged House IPA with Target hops

9. Upright Brewing: Dorham’s Dunkel
This dunkel is brewed in a traditional German style, which imparts some malt forward flavors but allows the beer to remain balanced throughout. Using the same Munich lager yeast as the Engelberg Pilsener and a mix of German and Belgian malts, this should be a fine beer to enjoy throughout January. It’s named after the underrated jazz trumpeter/composer Kenny Dorham, because the dunkel style just doesn’t get much love in Portland.

About the Pink Boots Society
Pink Boots Society is a nonprofit association created to inspire, encourage, and empower women beer professionals to advance their careers through networking and education. We are just starting to build our scholarship program, and sales of our Coalition Pink Boots Scholarship Raspberry Porter tonight will help us send a deserving women beer professional back to school. Thank you for your support. Enjoy!

Saturday December 31st New Years Eve 8pm – Late
NO COVER charge
Burnside Brewing Co.
701 E. Burnside
Portland, OR 97214

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Founder of The New School and most frequent contributor Ezra Johnson-Greenough has worked in the craft beer industry for almost 10 years, doing everything from illustrating beer labels to bartending at renowned beer bars and breweries like Belmont Station, Apex, Laurelwood and Upright Brewing. He has also had a hand in creating events like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Portland Beer Week, and the Brewing up Cocktails series. He is available for freelance consultation in marketing, events, graphic design and branding. Contact: